BMW i8

BMW i8
2016 BMW i8.jpg
Also calledBMW Vision Ergonomics Dynamics
AssemblyGermany: Saxony, Leipzig
DesignerVision Ergonomics Dynamics[1]
Benoit Jacob (production i8)[2]
Richard Kim (2011 i8 Concept)[3]
Body and chassis
ClassGrand tourer (S)
Body style2-door coupé
2-door roadster
LayoutTransverse mid-engine, all-wheel-drive
DoorsButterfly doors
RelatedBMW i3
EngineB38A15T0 1.5L turbocharged I3 engine gasoline[4]
Electric motor98 kW (131 hp)[4]
TransmissionAisin F21-360 FT EOP
Battery7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery[5]
Range500 km (310 mi) in Comfort mode (NEDC)[6]
600 km (370 mi) in Eco Pro mode (NEDC)[4]
530 km (330 mi) (EPA)[7]
Electric range37 km (23 mi) (NEDC)[5]
24 km (15 mi) (EPA)[7]
Wheelbase2,800 mm (110 in)[8]
Length4,689 mm (184.6 in)[8]
Width1,942 mm (76.5 in)[8]
Height1,298 mm (51.1 in)[8]
Curb weight3,394 lb (1,539 kg)[9]
PredecessorBMW Vision EfficientDynamics
BMW M1 (spiritual)

The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid sports car developed by BMW. The i8 is part of BMW's electric fleet "Project i" being marketed as a new sub-brand, BMW i. The 2015 model year BMW i8 has a 7.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers an all-electric range of 37 km (23 mi) under the New European Driving Cycle. Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency cycle, the range in EV mode is 24 km (15 mi) with a small amount of gasoline consumption. Its design is heavily influenced by the BMW M1 Homage concept car, which in turn pays homage to BMW's last production mid-engined sports car prior to the i8: the BMW M1.

The BMW i8 can accelerate from a dead-stop to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds[10][11] and has an electronic limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The BMW i8 has a fuel efficiency of 2.1 L/100 km (134.5 mpg‑imp; 112.0 mpg‑US) under the NEDC test with carbon emissions of 49 g/km. The EPA rated the i8 combined fuel economy at 76 MPGe (3.1 L gasoline equivalent/100 km; 91 mpg-imp gasoline equivalent) and 29 miles per gallon (6.7L) when running in pure gasoline mode (after the battery is drained empty).

The initial turbodiesel concept car was unveiled at the 2009 International Motor Show Germany. The production version of the BMW i8 was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The i8 was released in Germany in June 2014.[12] Deliveries to retail customers in the U.S. began in August 2014. By early November 2016 global sales since mid-2014 totaled more than 10,000 BMW i8s, making the i8 the world's top selling plug-in electrified sports car. The top selling markets are the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.

  1. ^ "BMW Vision EfficientDynamics, Design Process, Surveyor Ziad Chahine, Exterior Design (08/2009)". Retrieved 10 March 2013.
  3. ^ "PHOTOS: BMW Unveils i3 Electric Car and i8 Hybrid Electric Vehicle on US Soil for the First Time!".
  4. ^ a b c Cite error: The named reference Specs2013 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ a b Eric Loveday (2014-03-10). "First BMW i8 Deliveries Scheduled for June – Final Performance / Fuel Consumption Figures Released". Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference ProdSpecs was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  7. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference EPAi8 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
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  9. ^ "Car and Driver BMW i8 Instrumented Test".
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